Redeemer Of Souls, released in 2014, was probably the best Judas Priest album in almost 30 years. Richie Faulkner made his debut as the replacement for founding guitarist K.K. Downing, who had announced his departure from the band in 2011. Now with some valuable experience under his belt, Faulkner plays a larger role on the band’s eighteenth album, Firepower. This record also features the return of legendary Priest producer, Tom Allom.
Today, Judas Priest released the first single from the new album. The song is called “Lightning Strike”. Firepower boasts fourteen tracks and will be released on March 9th through Epic Records.
Rob Halford and Scott Travis recently sat down with Loudwire to talk about “Lightning Strike” as well as the title track of the album.